Having graduated in November and steadily built up my mileage, I entered my first (and thus far) only 10k race in April this year. Well, it was very exciting and I loved it, coming in with a time of 1hr 06 mins. I was in race heaven when I finished and low an behold, that very week details of the Cheltenham Half Marathon were released. "What a great idea", I thought, "Why don't I give that a go!".......I plainly hadn't thought it through properly because actually it is going to need some serious training for me to half marathon distance. So again I have been building up my long runs and today I managed to run 9 miles. Very slowly. But who cares....as long as I finish that's all I am worried about. To borrow from Frank - I'll do it my way!
Not bad for a 50 year old woman who a year ago was recovering from a major op and who hadn't run (or wanted to run) a step since the horrors of secondary school cross-country!!